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Pliny the Younger 2017

Kelly

It’s that time of year again! We’ll be pouring Pliny the Younger at Mohawk Bend on Tuesday, February 28. Details below!

Pliny the Younger FAQs:

  • We will begin handing out tickets at 11:30am
  • Each person must be present to receive a ticket (in other words, one ticket per person)
  • Beer will be tapped at 4:00pm
  • Groups will be served in approximately 15 minute intervals from 4-8pm
  • We will call group numbers/letters as they roll out approximately every 15 minutes
  • Each 6oz pour costs $7 (one per person).

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What is Pliny the Younger?

Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa makes this beer available to VERY few accounts. It only pours for 2 weeks of the year. It is a Triple IPA with a 10.25% ABV.

Beer description:

Pliny the Younger, the man, was Pliny the Elder’s nephew and adopted son. They lived nearly 2,000 years ago! Pliny the Elder is our Double IPA, so we felt it was fitting to name our Triple IPA after his son. It is almost a true Triple IPA with triple the amount of hops as a regular I.P.A. That said, it is extremely difficult, time and space consuming, and very expensive to make. And that is why we don’t make it more often! This beer is very full-bodied with tons of hop character in the nose and throughout. It is also deceptively well-balanced and smooth.

 

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Valentine’s Day menu specials

Kelly

Our Valentine’s Day specials include:

FOOD SPECIALS:

  • Beet Salad: Roasted baby beets, horseradish, vegan Greek yogurt, beluga lentils
  • Spaghetti and “meat” balls: Meatless balls, spicy tomato sauce, bucatini, vegan Parmesan
  • Mixed berry shortcake: Whipped coconut cream, mixed berries and vegan shortbread cookies

***All vegan!***

COCKTAILS:

  • Love Me Do: Tru Vanilla Vodka, Liquid Alchemist Grenadine, Lemon Juice, Marian Curacao, Cardaplum bitters, garnished with two skewered cherries.
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony: Venus Spirits Aquavit, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Grand Poppy Bitter Liqueur, Sour Cherry Bitters, lemon garnish

BEER FLIGHT:

  • Devotion + My Bloody Valentine + Valentine’s Day Massacre + Horny Devil
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Announcing the 2017 LA IPA Fest!

Kelly

Calling all hop heads and IPA lovers! We’ll be hosting the Fourth Annual LA IPA Festival at Mohawk Bend on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 2017.

MARCH 4: THE MAIN EVENT

Voting starts at 9:30am
Industry Judging
No Tickets or Reservations
Awards at 4pm

MARCH 5: TASTE OF THE IPA FEST

Flights all day (while supplies last)
Doors open at 9:30am
Walk-ins Welcome

Visit LAIPAFest.com for more info!

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In keeping with Mohawk Bend’s commitment to California and craft, we’ll be tapping 60+ IPAs – all brewed in our Golden State! We are welcoming back an all-star cast of judges consisting of some of your favorite brewers to choose the winner of this year’s IPA Fest. Patrons will also cast their votes on Saturday only for the coveted People’s Choice Award.

DETAILS:

  • NOT A TICKETED EVENT (first come, first serve)
  • 10 oz tastings are $5
  • Take home the custom glassware for $5
  • Brewery & beer list available on the website (with more coming soon)
  • Limited food menu
  • Must be 21+ with valid proof of ID to purchase alcohol.
  • Free and metered parking along Sunset Blvd

OFFICIAL HASHTAG: #LAIPAfest

For more information, check out our website at www.LAipafestival.com and link up to our Social Media on Twitter and Instagram: (at) LAIPAFest

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Take over our marquee with a Valentine’s Day message

Kelly

Make your Valentine’s Day extra special this year – put your Vday message on our marquee!

Let us know what your special message is and why we should display it on the Mohawk Bend marquee. We will put the best message on the marquee for your date (and all of Sunset Boulevard) to see!

Simply email lisa@mohawk.la with your Valentine’s Day reservation time, your message and why we should choose you.

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Our Valentine’s Day specials include:

FOOD SPECIALS:

  • Beet Salad: Roasted baby beets, horseradish, vegan Greek yogurt, beluga lentils
  • Spaghetti and “meat” balls: Meatless balls, spicy tomato sauce, bucatini, vegan Parmesan
  • Mixed berry shortcake: Whipped coconut cream, mixed berries and vegan shortbread cookies

***All vegan!***

COCKTAILS:

  • Love Me Do: Tru Vanilla Vodka, Liquid Alchemist Grenadine, Lemon Juice, Marian Curacao, Cardaplum bitters, garnished with two skewered cherries.
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony: Venus Spirits Aquavit, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Grand Poppy Bitter Liqueur, Sour Cherry Bitters, lemon garnish

BEER FLIGHT:

  • Devotion + My Bloody Valentine + Valentine’s Day Massacre + Horny Devil
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Support the EPIA with pizza

Kelly

Our featured pizza for the month of February supports the Echo Park Improvement Association (EPIA), a non-profit and long-standing grassroots organization that sponsors neighborhood cleanups, town hall meetings and works to connect neighbors with solutions to a range of community issues.

With each pizza purchase we donate $4 to the nonprofit. This month’s pizza is…

“The EPIA Pizza”

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Brunch on a Monday?!

Kelly

Since the New Year’s Day holiday is also recognized on Monday, January 2nd, we are extending our Brunch menu on that day only!

Join us for one (or both) brunch days…

New Year’s Day Brunch

Serving our amazing brunch menu on New Year’s Day from 10:30am – 3:00pm

Expanded Brunch Menu on January 2

Alongside our regular lunch menu, we’re offering a limited brunch menu on Monday, January 2nd starting at 11:30am

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Support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in December

Kelly

Our featured pizza for the month of December supports Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), which provides pediatric health care and helps patients more than 528,000 times each year to over 139,000 young patients in a setting designed just for their needs. They began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of patients.

With each pizza purchase we donate $4 to the nonprofit. This month’s pizza is…

“The EnCHLAda Pizza”

Red enchilada sauce, green chilies, shredded chicken, cilantro, cotija cheese (V/NV)

Our Piece of the Pie program donates $4 of each sale to a featured local non-profit each month to help raise awareness for the organization’s cause and the community it serves.

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Mohawk Bend bartender takes Best of LA award

Lisa Christie

We are so proud of bartender and bar manager Thom Sigsby on being named Best Bartender in LA Weekly’s Best of L.A. 2016!

The LA Weekly announcement reads:

Of all of the barkeeps we’ve encountered across the city, Sigsby is the one most likely to demonstrate his skills and scholarship humbly without ever leaving your glass empty — be it beer, wine or mixed drinks. I’ve seen him pull off cocktails perfectly paired to vegan dinners, unforced new twists on classic drinks and seasonally appropriate yet somehow unpretentious new concoctions, doing it all with class and conviviality whether his bar is deserted or five deep on three sides.

Swing by Mohawk Bend today and try one of Thom’s crafted cocktails.

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Craft Beer and Ice Cream pairing

Kelly

Join us on Tuesday, October 18 for a special craft beer and ice cream pairing with Salt & Straw!

The Salt & Straw ice cream truck will be parked outside Mohawk Bend from 6pm – 10pm serving a special selection of ice cream, including vegan options! Grab a scoop or paired flight from the truck before swinging into Mohawk for a matching flight or a glass of one of our suggested pairings.

Keep your receipt – we’ll give you $2 off your flight or glass of one of the four highlighted beers. Or get $2 off a scoop or flight from the truck with a receipt from Mohawk Bend!

Pairings

Sea Salt w/ Caramel Ribbons with Sabre-Toothed Squirrel hoppy amber from Smog City
Freckled Woodblock Chocolate with The Patsy (nitro) rye coconut porter from Barley Forge
Silencio Black Tea & Coconut Stracciatella with Old Godfather barrel aged barleywine from Speakeasy
Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin Sherbet with Fruitlands gose w/blood orange & hibiscus from Modern Times

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Celebrating Vin Scully’s Dodger career

Kelly
“Vin’s Last Word” Cocktail

“Vin’s Last Word” Cocktail

Featured Cocktail September 22-25, 2016

In honor of Vin Scully’s final home series and his final season after 67 incredible years. Featuring Saint George Spirits Citrus Vodka, apricot, lemon juice, black peppercorn, blue curacao and Miracle Mile Yuzu Bitters.

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